Good home Sub for ~1k.

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    To be used in a 5:1 surround setup.

    Local home audio store was recommending the Rel R-205 but my theater room is approx 300 sq ft. It did not seem to cover enough of the room as I would have liked it too. I'm assuming I need a bigger sub but I don't want to fork out another 1000 bucks.
     
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    Those epik ones look pretty nice... Other forums seem to love them.

    I really don't have the time or desire to build my own sub :o
     
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    you have a few choices:

    1) Epik Castle:
    http://www.epiksubwoofers.com/CastleOverview.html

    2) Pair of MFW15's:
    http://av123.com/index.php?page=sho...facturer_id=0&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=37

    3) one Maelstrom 18, one EP2500 amp, and have a cabinet maker make you a cabinet:
    http://www.diycable.com/main/product_info.php?products_id=681&Cid=14dacf426de5c47fb0abd5918cbc5c15


    if you need a single sub, then the Epik castle will be the best for your money...excellent musicality with MAMOTH HT performance.

    if you can swing dual subs, I'd wait it out and go with dual MFW15's....for $1000, that is a hard one to beat even for DIY. And you can play with placement to reign in your in-room response.
     
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    July is too long to wait :o

    I believe I'll go with the epik..

    Now I have to decide on teh rest of my system. I decided on teh Yamaha rxv3800. Just need speakers now.
     
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    good choice in Rx ;)

    budget for speakers?
     
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    now that the sub and reciever is chosen, i'm thinking max $2500

    Guy at the home theather store was really trying to push me on Cantons.
     
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    HELL NO! cantons are complete garbage broham. :nono:

    $2500 is a good healthy budget.

    I'd probably go with this:

    Option1:
    2 pairs of X-static fronts $699/pr
    http://av123.com/index.php?page=sho...facturer_id=0&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=37
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    X-voce center $499:
    http://av123.com/index.php?page=sho...facturer_id=0&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=37
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    Option2:
    get the ELT525 series for about $1200 and save the rest! trust me, they sound like speakers 4x the price of that. These are arguably the best bang for buck speakers on the market, and the finish is second to none!
    http://www.av123forum.com/showthread.php?t=30368


    Option3:
    pair of PSB syncrony one fronts $1500
    http://www.psbspeakers.com/products/Synchrony/Synchrony-One
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    Syncrony Center $600
    http://www.psbspeakers.com/products/Synchrony/Synchrony-One-C
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    Syncrony one B surrounds $800
    http://www.psbspeakers.com/products/Synchrony/Synchrony-One-B
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    many other options.


    but honestly, in your room and with your equipment, I'd stick with the ELT 525 package, and put the money towards future upgrades!
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